The flight time from San Diego to Dallas Fort Worth is 2 hours, 54 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves SAN San Diego, CA 5 minutes early.
15 minutes taxiing out
2 hours, 27 minutes in the air
11 minutes taxiing in
Arrives DFW Dallas Fort Worth, TX 11 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Spirit
99%
American
91%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from San Diego to Dallas Fort Worth is 2 hours, 54 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 27 minutes.

The flight distance from San Diego to Dallas Fort Worth is 1171 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Dallas Fort Worth to San Diego
3 hours, 3 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

American
2h 54m
Spirit
2h 56m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM1h2h3h
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.20.40.60.81.0

Flights Per Week

45

Distance

1171 Miles

Flights By Month ?

JFMAMJJASOND050100150200250

Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun0246

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

American
43
Spirit
1

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is San Diego from Dallas Fort Worth by plane?

The distance from San Diego to Dallas Fort Worth by plane is 1171 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from San Diego to Dallas Fort Worth?

The flight time from San Diego to Dallas Fort Worth is 2 hours, 54 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 27 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with American being the fastest taking 2 hours, 54 minutes, and Spirit the slowest taking 2 hours, 56 minutes.

What airlines fly from San Diego to Dallas Fort Worth?

American and Spirit are the airlines with direct flights from San Diego to Dallas Fort Worth.

Does Southwest fly from San Diego to Dallas Fort Worth?

Southwest does not fly from San Diego (SAN) to Dallas Fort Worth (DFW). Keep in mind that Southwest may fly to other nearby airports, as they will often fly into smaller airpors instead of larger ones. This is because the costs are often lower to fly into smaller airports, and they pass the savings on to you.

Tables and Explanations

Data Source

Our information is computed from the latest available data from the US Department of Transportation.

Average Timeline Timeline Chart

The average timeline contains the median time a flight spends in 3 stages. The first of these three stages is taxiing out which includes the time from the flight leaving the gate to taking off. The second stage is in the air, which includes the time spent from the flight leaving the ground to touching back down at the end of it's journey. The last stage is taxiing in, which is from when the flight touches down to the flight arriving at it's gate.

The average timeline also estimates on average of when the flight will leave and arrive relative to it's stated departure time.

Leaves San Diego 5 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 15 minutes
In the Air 147 minutes
Taxiing In 11 minutes
Arrives Dallas Fort Worth 11 minutes early

Flight Reliability Reliability Chart

The reliability of an airline measures how often the airline's flights on this route are cancelled or delayed more than 20 minutes. For example, from San Diego to Dallas Fort Worth, Spirit is 99% reliable, which means that Spirit flights are on time 99% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Spirit 99% 1% 0%
American 91% 7% 2%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between San Diego and Dallas Fort Worth, this is due to different operational factors on the ground, as well as scheduling of planes. Each airline's flight time is split into three stages which are described above in the "Average Timeline" section. There are also miscellaneous operational issues which are included in the below total but are not accounted for in one of the three stages.

Airline Taxiing Out
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxiing In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
American 15 146 11 174
Spirit 10 154 10 176

Flights By Time of Day Flight Time By Day Chart

This one is pretty self explanatory, it represents the number of flights that leave the gate in a given hour of the day. The tricky thing here is that this is normally not a whole number since it is an average over 52 weeks. Partial numbers may indicate that a flight may be seasonal or may take off at different times due to different operational factors.

Time Count
4pm 0.05
6am 0.9
9am 0.59
2pm 0.69
12pm 0.88
8am 0.92
1pm 0.65
10am 0.88
3pm 0.07
7am 0.79

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from San Diego to Dallas Fort Worth that take off in a given month of the year. This number changes because some flights are seasonal, and almost all flights have uneven demand througout the year.

Month Count
January 197
February 174
March 213
April 192
May 258
June 144
July 234
August 253
September 181
October 183
November 175
December 182

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from San Diego to Dallas Fort Worth that take off on a given day of the week. Some routes only have enough demand to sustain a few trips a week, while others have many flights a day. This number is also an average across the year, and hence may not be a whole number.

Day Count
Monday 6.85
Tuesday 5.49
Wednesday 5.64
Thursday 6.43
Friday 6.98
Saturday 6.68
Sunday 6.94

Flight per Airline (per Week) Flights By Airline Chart

How many times an airline flies this route in a week. Different factors play into how often a carrier chooses to fly a given route including it's need to connect disparate routes, and demand.

Airline Flights per Week
American 1
Spirit 0

Flight Time By Time of Day Flight Time by Time of Day Chart

The total flight time varies by each hour of the day due to factors such as airport traffic. More flights leaving an airport may cause higher taxi in or taxi out times. See the description of the average timeline above for a deeper discussion of each of these times.

Time Taxi Out
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxi In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
4pm 16 143 10 168
6am 22 147 12 182
9am 13 150 10 175
2pm 13 147 12 172
12pm 14 147 11 172
8am 15 145 11 171
1pm 15 146 13 177
10am 15 146 11 173
3pm 13 150 8 172
7am 15 144 10 169
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.